Career and Professional Development Office

Director: Jennifer Williamson-Mendez
Location: 0200 Ullsvik Hall
Phone: 608.342.1183

The Career and Professional Development Office at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville connects the curricular and co-curricular experiences of students so that they can articulate their professional skills and abilities and use them to become accomplished professionals and engaged citizens. Through support and empowerment, students become active participants in their professional development. We prepare students to make informed decisions regarding their future by connecting there personal and professional aspirations to the interpersonal development, practical competence, and civic engagement that they acquire as students. 

Services include:

  • career exploration for any student through FOCUS 2

  • assistance with résumé writing, cover letters, mock interviews, salary negotiation, professional dress and other elements of the career search process

  • Pioneer Career Network (PCN)

  • Fall/Spring Career Fairs

  • Professional preparation programming

  • campus interview opportunities for internships, co-ops and full-time positions

  • conversations surrounding high impact practices

Children’s Center

UW-Platteville’s Children’s Center provides child care and educational opportunities for children ages 2 through 10. The center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m. during the academic year, interim periods, and summer session. The Children’s Center meets state licensing requirements. The Children’s Center also serves as a laboratory and research site for students learning about child development and early childhood education.

The center serves university students, faculty, staff and community members. A reduced fee is charged to student parents. To be eligible for the student rate, a parent must be registered for at least six credits as an undergraduate student. Graduate students must carry a minimum of five credits. If a student is registered for less than the minimum credit load, fees are charged at the faculty/staff/community rate. To request enrollment forms or for further information, call 608.342.1260.

Counseling Services

www.uwplatt.edu/counseling

Professional counselors provide free, confidential personal and academic counseling to students. Services are directed toward helping students develop competence and confidence, manage emotions, enhance relationships, make decisions, and improve coping skills as they strive to meet their educational goals and achieve personal growth. Areas of assistance cover emotional/social concerns, career assessment and decision-making, study skill development, stress management, and related issues. Tests and inventories are also available to facilitate the process. The GRE Subject Tests are administered each November through the UCS Academic Testing Program. Counseling Services is located on the second floor of Royce Hall. Call 608.342.1865 for more information.

International Student Services/International Student Advisor

The International Student Services office is located at 105 Royce Hall. The International Student Advisor is available to provide pre-admission information to prospective international students and to assist new students through arrival with activities including airport pickup, housing, orientation, health insurance, and the registration process. International students pursuing their studies may also contact the International Student Advisor to obtain information regarding general university requirements, campus and community activities, as well as personal counseling to alleviate culture shock, homesickness, and personal concerns.

The International Student Advisor acts as a liaison between students, their governments, and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and assists students with interpreting federal regulations pertaining to their F-1 or J-1 status such as employment, taxes, travel, extension of stay, and transfer. International Student Services sponsors cultural and social events during which international students have the opportunity to develop contacts within the university and Platteville communities so that their stay in the United States will be a richer experience. For more information, call 608.342.1852.

Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

www.uwplatt.edu/multicultural

The mission of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is to promote student success and enhance the engagement and leadership capacity of underrepresented minority students on campus. The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs strives to demonstrate leadership, creativity and vision in supporting the continued development of creating a globally competitive and culturally sensitive student body and campus community.

The purpose of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is to assist underrepresented minority students in the navigation of their graduate college career and engage them in high impact practices to enhance their collegiate experience and increase their marketability after degree completion. Specifically, we aim to increase the graduates at UW-Platteville from African American, American Indian, Latino, and Southeast Asian communities.

Services for Students with Disabilities

www.uwplatt.edu/disability

Services for Students with Disabilities works to ensure that no qualified student, solely by reason of disability, is denied access to, participation in, or the benefits of, any academic program or activity offered by the university.

The office provides information about disability services to students and university personnel; coordinates academic accommodations and auxiliary aides; refers students to appropriate sources for non-academic accommodations or auxiliary services and provides advocacy for students with disabilities. The services are provided to assist students with disabilities in receiving the academic accommodations needed to ensure equal access to the educational environment. Students with disabilities must provide documentation and make their requests for accommodations to the Services for Students with Disabilities office as early as possible to begin the process of obtaining accommodations.

Services for Students with Disabilities is located at 103 Warner Hall, 608.342.1818 (voice and TTY).

Patricia A. Doyle Center for Gender and Sexuality

www.uwplatt.edu/doyle-center

Located in 136 Warner Hall, the Patricia A. Doyle Center for Gender and Sexuality serves as UW-Platteville’s central contact for resources and support for women on campus. The Doyle Center is committed to creating an environment where women receive equal opportunities and are empowered to utilize their talents and efforts to their fullest extent. The center provides all students, faculty, and staff with resources related to women’s issues such as books, magazines, journals, and videos. The Doyle Center seeks to honor the contributions and experiences of women of all ages, classes, physical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, spiritual beliefs, and ethnic origins. Programming, fostering connections, providing resources, and advocating for equitable situations for women are the Doyle Center’s main activities. The Doyle Center also houses the Alliance Office for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender organization on campus. For more information, call 608.342.1453 or email womensctr@uwplatt.edu.